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Cervecera CCU Chile Ltda

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Cervecera CCU Chile Ltda
European Pale Lager
Ranked #311
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Ranked #28,799
2.77 | pDev: 21.66%
Dec 03, 2022
Jan 17, 2006
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Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 3 by Daniel_Mott from Sweden

Jan 03, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
On draft in Santiago

Bright clear yellow golden, thin white head. Sweet grainy aroma of typical adjunct lager. Taste follows, bland, a touch of corn flavor, mildly sweet. Thin and fuzzy.

Overall it's not terrible, but not good
Dec 26, 2019
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.19/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A 355 ml bottle in Santiago Chile on 28 August 2018.
Pours with a clear golden body that has high clarity but only a short, fizzy, weak head.
This is a good rendition of a European pilsner crossed with a Heineken. Hop forward, with good strength in the flavor. Mild bitterness.
Light body and medium-high carbonation.
Aug 29, 2018
Rated: 2.5 by Noelito76 from New York

Jul 24, 2017
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I tried the Cristal at the flabiano rossie in Santiago. It poured a clear golden with white head that left some lace. The scent and taste are similar to most beers of this style. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.
Nov 15, 2016
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Rated by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3
Worth a try solid local fare
May 11, 2016
Rated: 3 by eldoctorador from Chile

Nov 29, 2015
Rated: 2.65 by ColSanders123 from Georgia

May 14, 2015
Rated: 2.81 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Feb 06, 2015
Rated: 2.75 by wilsonbaron from Colombia

Oct 06, 2014
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Reviewed by technobreaker from Chile

3.75/5  rDev +35.4%
es una cerveza muy popular en Chile, si bien no es de gran calidad y sabor da mucho gusto tomarla porque es bastante regular, es una cerveza que mantiene sus características en todo lugar y momento por lo que da bastante seguridad tomarla.
Oct 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by jaredkc889 from California

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by Schweitzer21 from Chile

Aug 01, 2014
Rated: 2 by Marc_Nation from England

Jun 22, 2014
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Reviewed by iannutter from Korea (South)

2.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Lot of haters on here, but it's at least way better than Bud, Miller, or Pabst.

Perhaps it's the fact that I climbed a mountain today, perhaps it's just not that bad. Either way, I've enjoyed it this evening.

The appearance is not great, the head fades into nothingness rather quickly.

The smell is ok, not a whole lot going on other than some very lightly roasted malts.

Taste is ok, like the smell, not a lot going on here.

Mouthfeel is quite smooth, very refreshing.

Overall, a beer that I would certainly pass up for another (like Kunstmann or Kross here in Chile), but when on a budget, Cristal can absolutely substitute adequately. (1200 CLP [2.17 USD]/1.2 liters? c'mon. It's too easy.)
Apr 08, 2014
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

1.24/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Bright yellow golden color with a thin aired head with decent retention given a strong apparent carbonation feeding it.
Faint aroma of cereals and heavy on sulfur.
Flavor of sweet corn, some diacetyl, sulfur, a distant herbal hops. Mild dry aftertaste.
Light to watery body with good carbonation.
This beer gets really bad once it warms a bit, it gets really unpleasant. Worst beer I had in Chile, though I have another couple of Adjunct Lagers to try. On tap tasted a bit worse than the canned version for some reason.
Apr 03, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by Graphirus from Russian Federation

Sep 03, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by pascilla from Nebraska

Jun 25, 2013
Rated: 2.25 by CurtisD from Canada (NB)

Jun 03, 2013
Cristal from Cervecera CCU Chile Ltda
Beer rating: 71 out of 100 with 30 ratings